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Paintball Explosion Park
601 Dundee Avenue
East Dundee, IL 60018

Phone: (847) 426-2662
Email: sean@paintballbomb.com
Website: http://www.pbbomb.com
Chicago's newest paintball park located at the former Santa's Village amusement park. Come play on Nuketown!
Year Established: Unknown
Average Rating:
  • Currently 4.6/5 stars.
Reviews: 107
Rating Summary:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
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  • Currently 4/5 stars.
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  • Currently 3/5 stars.
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Paintball Explosion Park Reviews
Paintball Explosion Park This place is amazing. I have been almost every other weekend. Maps are well thought out. Turmoil: overturned cars, an abandoned bus and tons of rooms to clear. A true Urban warfare setting....
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Paint Magnet
 
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Join Date: Sep 2011
Played here: 6+ times
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Customer service:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Quality of fields:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Fun / Experience:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Recommend to others: Yes
Pros: Awesome fields
Cons: Not enough Advanced Players
This place is amazing. I have been almost every other weekend. Maps are well thought out.
Turmoil: overturned cars, an abandoned bus and tons of rooms to clear. A true Urban warfare setting.
Vietnam: True Jungle with a crashed Helicopter, huts to take cover in and a river to sneak up and flank the castle. FYI The castle has twin phenoms for capture the flag defense.
Bio Hazard: huge field great cover ten minute games can go extremely fast as there is more than enough room to run and gun. the map may need a little more cover in the center as the map is asking for a stalemate. The pinnochio head and the clown house are a little freaky. Its awesome to take cover behind bumper cars and cement mushrooms(relics from Santas village)
Code Black: smaller map Extremely fast pace.
Ark: ? not sure why this is here. I have only played once. Assaulting a big boat while using waves for cover??? still fun only played this field once.
World at war: Small town great cover one of my favorites. beware the woods behind the church.
There are also two speedball fields that are almost as fun to spectate as they are to play.

I have only been playing for a year but this place has me hooked. the owners are friendly the refs are helpful. A day spent here will wear you out as there is only enough time to load up on paint and air before they are calling you out for the next game. the paint may be a little pricey but once you become a member there is a hefty discount.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 3.7/5 stars.
Paintball Explosion Park great fields, awesome staff, every time you go there is always something new and improved!
Report this review to a moderator   #10979
Ronny05
 
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Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Chicago
Ronny05 has achieved Level 1 in PbNation Pursuit
Played here: 6+ times
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Customer service:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Quality of fields:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Fun / Experience:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Recommend to others: Yes
Pros: staff, fields, pro shop
Cons: nothing!
great fields, awesome staff, every time you go there is always something new and improved!
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 3.7/5 stars.
Paintball Explosion Park I, along with a crew of guys, are some serious rec-playing NY based paintball addicts. As such we are and intend to roadtrip to various fields in various states to experience the best fields there...
Report this review to a moderator   #11172
Soul06
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Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: NY ((718)) NY
Soul06 has been a member for 10 years
Soul06 owns a Planet Eclipse CSL
Soul06 owns a Planet Eclipse Lv1
Soul06 supports Empire
Played here: Once
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Customer service:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Quality of fields:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Fun / Experience:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Recommend to others: Yes
Pros: Very creative fields, Very friendly staff
Cons: Its not closer to where I live
I, along with a crew of guys, are some serious rec-playing NY based paintball addicts. As such we are and intend to roadtrip to various fields in various states to experience the best fields there are. We normally play in our hometown; NY; but also play in Pa, NJ and have visited MA.
Well this past weekend we visited Paintball Explosion. It was our second time playing in Illinois. Last time only playing at CPX Sports (which is a top notch place I might add). But our experience at PB Explosion was unbelievable.

Fields: The website says "Our seven professionally-designed outdoor paintball fields include scenarios similar to some of today’s best-selling videos games...". Well that could not be more accurate. It was like stepping into a video game. The fields are laid out beautifully and are very creative.

Refs/Staff: Helpfully, Friendly and keep games moving fast. Before we could reload our pods we were already hearing first calls for the next Open Advanced games. Considering we didn't arrive and get started till after 12 but still got 7 rec games in says a lot.

Facilities: Clean and everything was easily accessible. Very nice and well stocked pro-shop. Food area had some good things to offer as well.

Prices: $18 for entry and $85/case. Now I know some people will be upset about that but I truly believe you get what you pay for. I've been to many fields with cheap paint prices and others with BYOP and NONE of the fields they had are even touching what Paintball Explosion has to offer. And considering they are planning 8 more fields by next year.....spending the money was well worth it.

Conclusion: The place was simple amazing. Best field I have ever been too. My friends and I are still planning to continue the road tripping to see what other fields are the nation have to offer but at the moment PB Explosion has set the bar HIGH.

** I have been playing for 10 years along with my cousin. Another from the group, for 18+. I can comfortably and confidently say that they would all fully agree with this review.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 3.7/5 stars.
Paintball Explosion Park This is By far the best paintball field i have ever played at. It has a variety of options that are designed to fit varied interests and skill levels. The owner is one of the friendlies guys i have...
Report this review to a moderator   #10777
Fred C.
 
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Join Date: Jul 2011
Played here: 6+ times
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Customer service:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Quality of fields:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Fun / Experience:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Recommend to others: Yes
Pros: Location, Price, Staff, Owner, Players, Fields,A/c
Cons: Non Existent.
This is By far the best paintball field i have ever played at. It has a variety of options that are designed to fit varied interests and skill levels. The owner is one of the friendlies guys i have ever met and would rater get ripped of than rip you off. Everything is designed for complete player satisfaction including the unmatched paint prices and ridiculously well stocked pro shop. The field sells smoke and paint grenades and SMOKE GRENADES for use on their fields! All of the staff members and Referees are as friendly as can be. Some of the members of the owners team play here every weekend and needless to say they only make the entire experience that much better. This place is so good i come here twice a week for seven hours a day and still have no complaints. They are hosting a Tiberius First strike shoot out with a grand prize of $500. Please come support this field, you will not be disappointed.
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  • Currently 3.4/5 stars.
Paintball Explosion Park Every time I go to Paintball Explosion we have a great time. I had a problem with my marker the day before the big game and Mike the gun tech worked hard and fixed it so that I could play. THANK...
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Abby1331
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Abby1331 owns a Planet Eclipse Ego
Played here: 6+ times
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Customer service:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Quality of fields:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Fun / Experience:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Recommend to others: Yes
Pros: Customer Service, Fields
Cons:
Every time I go to Paintball Explosion we have a great time. I had a problem with my marker the day before the big game and Mike the gun tech worked hard and fixed it so that I could play. THANK YOU!!! Everyone is always helpful, friendly, and open to suggestions. The fields are great and I love all the new additions!
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Paintball Explosion Park I played at Pb Explosion on 2 consecutive days at the indoor field for the NPL demo and the team practice the following morning. The NPL demo kept things running and provided an alright evening of...
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MyJTRox
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Join Date: May 2002
Location: Madison, WI
MyJTRox has been a member for 10 years
MyJTRox plays in the PSP
MyJTRox is an NCPA National Champion
MyJTRox plays in the APPA D3 division
MyJTRox supports Empire
Played here: 2-5 times
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 2.5/5 stars.
Customer service:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Quality of fields:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Fun / Experience:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Recommend to others: Yes
Pros: Solid Indoor, Good Lighting on Field
Cons: Messy for an indoor, poorly run team practice
I played at Pb Explosion on 2 consecutive days at the indoor field for the NPL demo and the team practice the following morning. The NPL demo kept things running and provided an alright evening of play, but the team practice the next morning was a completely different story. It was very unorganized with possible wait time of 45 minutes between getting to play 1 game of 5-man. Each dead box had 3-4 teams standing behind it and some teams got skipped if not paying attention. This place either needs to cap the number of teams at practice or figure out a better rotation.

I like the facility being a repurposed ice rink, but staging is kind of sketchy on the bleachers. Also, the field has become quite tacky with all of the paint built up. It could use a thorough cleaning every week or two. There's a lot of potential here, but I've been to indoor fields that have remedied the issues I've listed.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Paintball Explosion Park I play mainly airball, so my review will focus mainly on their speedball and indoor paintball field. Their outdoor paintball fields are nice (their are 7 of them), but i'm not big into recball style....
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Pacmann117
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Pacmann117 has been a member for 10 years
Played here: 6+ times
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Customer service:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Quality of fields:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Fun / Experience:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Recommend to others: Yes
Pros: Awesome indoor field
Cons: long drive from Gurnee
I play mainly airball, so my review will focus mainly on their speedball and indoor paintball field. Their outdoor paintball fields are nice (their are 7 of them), but i'm not big into recball style. When I started playing at Paintball Explosion their indoor field had turf that wasn't sew together, it was kind of a pain. Since then (December 2011) they have sewn the turf together and there is no more slipping on their indoor field.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Paintball Explosion Park : the indor field is trashed but the outdoor fields are good
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rdpb196
 
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Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: hawthorn woods il
rdpb196 owns a Planet Eclipse Etek
rdpb196 has achieved Level 1 in PbNation Pursuit
rdpb196 has achieved Level 2 in PbNation Pursuit
Played here: 2-5 times
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Customer service:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Quality of fields:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Fun / Experience:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Recommend to others: Yes
Pros: good outside field
Cons: dirty
: the indor field is trashed but the outdoor fields are good
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Paintball Explosion Park Very great place to play whether you are the experienced 15+ years tournament player like myself, or just starting out and are one of those people that is just starting to get hooked and addicted to...
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Rezurrection.12
 
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Join Date: Sep 2009
Rezurrection.12 plays in the APPA D5 division
Played here: Once
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Customer service:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Quality of fields:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Fun / Experience:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Recommend to others: Yes
Pros: customer service, staff, overall everything
Cons: not enough advanced players/based on gun
Very great place to play whether you are the experienced 15+ years tournament player like myself, or just starting out and are one of those people that is just starting to get hooked and addicted to paintball. Everything from the paint, staff, customer service and everything else is superb my only complaint is that advanced is based on the gun that you have and no truly skill. very fun and very great place to be
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Paintball Explosion Park This is an excellent field to play at! Especially for those who came here as a child and love extreme sports! The fields were well thought through and built by players of the sport! Highly...
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TMFN_Darksyde
 
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Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Morris
Played here: 6+ times
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Customer service:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Quality of fields:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Fun / Experience:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Recommend to others: Yes
Pros: Awesome fields/excellent refs
Cons: nothing
This is an excellent field to play at! Especially for those who came here as a child and love extreme sports! The fields were well thought through and built by players of the sport! Highly recommend for people of all ages that want to go out and have great fun at a great price!
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
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